Dennis Taylor pays tribute to Snooker Loopy star Chas Hodges

Dennis Taylor has paid tribute to the life of Chas and Dave singer singer Chas Hodges – a well known music legend who created the Snooker Loopy song which is loved by so many fans of the game.

The 1985 world champion took to Twitter to pay his respect to Chas whose death was announced on Saturday.

Music duo Chas and Dave released Snooker Loopy in the mid 1980s – during a golden period when snooker hit the big time and grew in popularity.

The tongue-in-cheek song still proves to be very popular to this day and makes fun of snooker legends such as Steve Davis, Willie Thorne and Taylor himself – with a lyric reference to his famous snooker glasses looking like swimming goggles. The stars also filmed the video to the song with Chas and Dave.

It reached a high of number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.

Dennis Taylor picture by Monique Limbos

The popular music legend singer died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning from organ failure, a tweet stated from the musical duo’s official Twitter account said. He died aged 74.

Taylor tweeted: “So sad to hear about the passing of Chas Hodges. We had so much fun making Snooker Loopy with the boys.

“Chas & Dave real Legends. Thoughts are with his family.”

Ex snooker player Willie Thorne tweeted: “Very sad to hear of the passing of Chas Hodges from Chas & Dave Snooker Loopy. RIP.”

Here is the famous video.

And here are the lyrics to the song.

Snooker loopy nuts are we
Me and him and them and me
We’ll show you what we can do
With a load of balls and a snooker cue

Pot the reds then, screw back
For the yellow green brown blue pink and black
Snooker loopy nuts are we
We’re all snooker loopy

Now ol’ Milo as we all know’s
Got loadsa dappa suits
London bred and he keeps his head
‘Though he’s got Italian roots
Emotional but he keeps his cool
‘Til he reaches the finals
And whether he wins or whether he don’t
‘I always bite me eyeballs’

Now our friend Den, hours he spent
Down the snooker hall
On the old green baize his mates seem amazed
At skills with a snooker ball
And them long shots, he never ever got
Why? The old mind boggles
But nowadays he pots the lot
‘Cos I wear these goggles’

Snooker loopy nuts are we
Me and him and them and me
We’ll show you what we can do
With a load of balls and a snooker cue

Pot the reds then, screw back
For the yellow green brown blue pink and black
Snooker loopy nuts are we
We’re all snooker loopy

Now Terry the taff was born in a gaff
In the valleys of the land of song
And as the reds he puts to bed
He likes to sing along
And if I win he says with a grin
It can only help me can’t it
I’ll celebrate, I’ll buy another eight
‘Hairbrushes for me barnet’

Now old Willy Thorne his hair’s all gone
And his mates all take the rise
His opponent said cover up his head
Cos it’s shining in my eyes
When the light shines down on his bare crown
It’s a cert he’s gonna walk it
It’s just not fair giving off that glare
‘Perhaps I ought to chalk it’

Snooker loopy nuts are we
Me and him and them and me
We’ll show you what we can do
With a load of balls and a snooker cue

Pot the reds then, screw back
For the yellow green brown blue pink and black
Snooker loopy nuts are we
We’re all snooker loopy

Now Steve last year come very near
To winning the snooker crown
But he never got to put it on his ginger nut
Cos the black ball wouldn’t go down
His manager of all said ‘Sod that ball’
But it helped him make his mind up
Now he don’t care who wins this year
‘Cos he’s got the rest of us signed up’

Snooker loopy nuts are we
Me and him and them and me
We’ll show you what we can do
With a load of balls and a snooker cue

Pot the reds then, screw back
For the yellow green brown blue pink and black
Snooker loopy nuts are we
We’re all snooker loopy

Snooker loopy nuts are we
Me and him and them and me
We’ll show you what we can do
With a load of balls and a snooker cue

Pot the reds then, screw back
For the yellow green brown blue pink and black
Snooker loopy nuts are we
We’re all snooker loopy

Snooker loopy nuts are we
We’re all snooker loopy

Snooker loopy nuts are we…..
We’re all snooker loopy

 

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